Jose Thomas

General Manager, Microsoft

Jose Thomas is the GM of Specialist Team Unit (STU) at Microsoft. He leads an org of over 200+ technical sales professionals with expertise in Microsoft’s enterprise software offerings. Throughout his career Jose has been a transformational leader, responsible for complex deal orchestration, and building technically strong sales organizations.Under Jose’ leadership, the STU is building a culture of tech intensity that translates into thought leadership within the Financial Services industry. With a focus on industry specific solutions like Digital Payments, Machine Learning for Wealth Management and Fraud Prevention, the team engages with Banking, Cap Markets, and Insurance customers to work toward measurable business outcomes that are unique to this regulated industry.

Since joining Microsoft in 1998, Jose has held increasingly responsible leadership roles both inside and outside the U.S. Out of his long tenure at Microsoft, he spent 18 years in enterprise sales across multiple time zones. Prior to his current role, Jose spent 6 years in Asia where he was the COO & Strategy Lead at Microsoft Korea and prior to that, he was the GM of Sales Operations for all of Microsoft’s Asia Pacific region. Along with his developed market experience, Jose also worked in emerging markets like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and
Vietnam.

Jose has been back in the US since 2019 and actively engaged in building a Global Business for Microsoft’s Financial Services Organization across the US, Latin America, Canada, UK and Asia. With his passion for technology, coupled with his experience in Global Business, Jose is building an organization that will help Financial Services customers embarking on the largest Digital Transformation in history.

He lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife and two children and enjoys travel, running and creating music in his spare time.